miscode

verb

mis·​code ˌmis-ˈkōd How to pronounce miscode (audio)
miscoded; miscoding

transitive verb

: to code (something) incorrectly
miscoded the message
miscoded medical bills

intransitive verb

of a gene : to specify the wrong genetic code
miscoded for the wrong protein
miscode noun
plural miscodes
a genetic miscode
miscodes on an expense report

Word History

First Known Use

1948, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of miscode was in 1948

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Cite this Entry

“Miscode.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/miscode. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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